Cyberattack of Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Agency: Massive failure appears in enemy drone control program
Specialists of the Ministry of Defense conducted a successful cyber attack against the Russian occupiers, as a result of which the enemy lost access to servers in the UAV control program, the Main Intelligence Agency (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.
"The cyber specialists of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine have carried out another successful operation against the Russian occupiers: as of February 8, 2024, the enemy complains about the massive failure of the drone control program. The Russians install this software for flashing DJI brand drones for the needs of combat operations," the message published on the Telegram channel on Thursday says.
The Intelligence Agency notes that the software allows enemy UAV operators to configure control panels and create new ones, capture video and transmit an image to the command post, as well as control the drone from a computer, and not through the remote control.
It is indicated that this enemy UAV flashing project ensures the functioning of the "friend-foe" system through web servers.
"According to preliminary data, as a result of the cyberattack of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the servers stopped working, so all software is recognized as ‘alien’ and denies ruscists access. Without access to the servers, and therefore to the system, it is probably impossible to control drones from remote controls," the message says.
At the same time, it is noted that the enemy is trying to solve the problem, including by switching to manual control mode.